Category Archives: Notre Dame

From ND to MLB: Cap Anson

The first player to play professionally after attending Notre Dame also remains the first player on the list of his fellow Domers to experience The Show. He also retains the top spot in many Chicago Cubs career records — hits, doubles, runs, RBI and WAR, as well as several other recent stats they never dreamed

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From ND to MLB: The index

Notre Dame is about more than football. It’s about more than sports, really, but that’s getting into alumni-level fanaticism. Fighting Irish football history is well known, and the school’s basketball accomplishments have provided some equally memorable moments and stars. But its baseball history, which stretches back into the 19th century, includes two Hall of Famers

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From ND to MLB: Johnny Mohardt

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts of this series, one of the issues with trying to track down and collect evidence of the Major League careers of the 77 men who have passed through South Bend on their way to The Show is that so many of them were Domers long before the Majors became

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ND to MLB: Shaun Fitzmaurice

When I began this project, I really had no idea — or even expectations — of where it would go. I simply hoped to learn more about each of the players to go from South Bend to the big leagues and give myself a unique subset to my vast collection of baseball cards, photos and

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ND to MLB: Dick Thoenen

You’re forgiven if this is the first time you’ve heard of either of these players. Of the roughly 17,364 men who have played Major League Baseball, 964 of them never got into another game after their debuts — and these are two of them.  I don’t know about you, but that seemed pretty remarkable to me

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